A modern city on the Western coast of Turkey, it has a lot to offer. A lovely climate, beautiful beaches and a good night life would be the main reasons to visit Izmir. Besides, Izmir is close to some of the most-famous and best-preserved ancient sites like Ephesus, and you can easily have daily trips to these places while staying in Izmir.
Cruise on River Bosphorus
Some of Istanbul’s finest vistas are seen from the Bosphorus. It is worth spending at least half a day viewing its sites. You can take a guided tour on a small boat, or Turkish Maritime Lines, which leaves 2 or 3 times a day and does the full-round trip as far as Anadolu Kavagi, the nearest village to the Black Sea on the Asian side, and back to Eminonu.
Istanbul is city where you can find anything that you require. It is a city rich in culture, modernity and has lots to offer either for entertainment or for relaxation. It is a city of concerts, festivals, monuments, museums, art galleries, with some of the best restaurants, bars and discotheques in Europe, and has a vibrant night life, historical bazaars and modern shopping malls. Next Article – WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT TURKEY
The Princes Islands Istanbul
These islands on the Sea of Marmara are just off the coast of Istanbul. The picturesque scenery of wooded hills, charming beaches and authentic Ottoman mansions, combined with the tranquil atmosphere, make for a pleasant contrast to the city. They can be reached by a ferry or a hydrofoil. Buyukada, or ‘Big Island’, is most popular among visitors. No cars are allowed, but you can take a trip on a horse and carriage to visit the Monastery of St. George.
Goreme National Park Turkey
It consists of valleys with the world-famous rock formations of Cappadocia, the conical shaped rocks shaped over centuries out of eroded volcanic stone, and known as Fairy Chimneys. In addition to the fascinating landscape formed by the volcanic tuff and cave dwellings. There are also important Byzantine churches, which reflect the history of the religious art of that period. Ads – Istanbul Cappadocia Holiday Tour
Aspendos is famous for the best-preserved Roman Theatre, not only in Anatolia but also in the Mediterranean world. The city is situated over a flat hill nearby the Koprkay River, one of the largest rivers of the region. Today, Aspendos, which owes its access to the Mediterranean Sea and its development to the river nearby and the fertile lands, is visited by tourists mostly for its theatre and waterways. Ads – Cappadocia Tour Package
The first establishment of the antique City of Ephesus within the boundaries of Selcuk district of Izmir dates back to 6000 BC. The remains of Ephesus are situated in a large area, since the city changed many places throughout its history. Many excavations, restorations and reorganizations have been carried out within the remains spread over an area of about 8 kms, and is open to tourists. It is a tourist place with a population of 30,000.
Literally meaning ‘cotton castle’, it is one of Turkey’s most impressive natural wonders. The hard, white mineral deposits, which from a distance resemble snow, are caused by the high mineral content of the natural spring water, which runs down the cliff and congregates in warm pools on the terraces. Those who want to enjoy the thermal water can take a dip in the nearby pool, littered with fragments of marble pillars.
Bodrum is famous for its castle, world-renowned yachts, shipyards and dazzling white houses and tombs lining the shores of its 2 harbours. Bodrum has all the facilities to meet the expectations of tourists from all income groups, ranging from the rich yacht owners to tourists wanting a reasonable room to make their vacation last all summer. Bodrum houses Europe’s biggest open-air discotheque with a capacity to accommodate 5,000 people.
Having been ruled by Persia, Alexander, Rome, Pergamum Kingdom, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, Fethiye, with its cultural wealth, natural beauty and geography, is among the important tourist centres of Turkey. This charming county is in a bay within the Gulf of Fethiye where large and small islands are scattered. The rear of the bay is surrounded by pine forests. Fethiye is known for paragliding due to its diverse vegetation, blue lagoon, thermal spas, etc.
This seaside resort town has grown immensely in the last 30 years, and is popular with holidaymakers. Many cruising ships travelling around the Aegean Islands stop here, because of its proximity (20kms) to Selcuk. Kusadasi is known for its archaeological treasure like the ancient cities of Priene and Didyma, and its hotels, restaurants, souvenir, carpet shops. and lively night-life.
Konya, one of the first inhabited cities, contains traces of many ancient civilizations, which gives it an atmosphere of a museum city. Steeped in tradition, it is one of the most conservative and religious places in Turkey, and is best known as the adopted home of Celaleddin Rumi, the Sufi mystic who founded the Whirling Dervish sect. It is a centre of Sufi practice and teaching, and one of the highlights for visitors is the Mevlana Museum, the former lodge of the dervishes. Click here to know more about ISTANBUL TOUR PACKAGE.